Louisville is a perennial powerhouse in men's basketball for the national championship.
A team that performs to Rick Pitino's level of expectation has a good chance at winning a national championship.
Louisville thrives on high pressure. Their goal is at least 35 deflections per game. Their defensive pressure turns into easy offensive opportunities and an uptempo game.
Despite the broken leg to Ware, the Cardinals are operating at peak form. They have won by double digit margins over all opponents. They are able to dictate the tempo of the game.
Louisville is fully prepared for the Final Four in Atlanta. Every aspect of their game is operating at peak performance. They are applying tremendous defensive pressure converting to easy baskets, and running an effective half court offense when needed.
There is little besides injury risk facing Louisville. They are such talented players with a highly skilled and experienced coach that they will be performing their best.
Louisville needs to practice coming back from significant deficits and grinding it out in a half court battle.
Louisville needs to dictate the pace of the game from their backcourt guards who cause deflections and run the fast break.
Louisville is a heavy favorite to win.
Take the spread. Louisville has outperformed and will continue to beat the spread.
Cardinals dominate from the opening tip.